Kate Adie gives lecture on women’s rights at Stamford Endowed Schools

Kate Adie with Stamford Endowed Schools sixth form foundation representatives Dan Sproul and Ben Crick. EMN-141125-120812001

Kate Adie with Stamford Endowed Schools sixth form foundation representatives Dan Sproul and Ben Crick. EMN-141125-120812001

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The BBC’s former chief news correspondent spoke to pupils and parents about women’s rights in the early 1900s.

Katie Adie OBE visited the Stamford Endowed Schools as part of the Foundation Lecture Series last week.

Kate is one of the most recognisable faces of British broadcasting, reporting on such major world events as The Gulf War, the breakup of former Yugoslavia and the student uprising in Tiananmen Square.

During the lecture she discussed the topic of her new book Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in WWI. Her lecture covered the state of women’s rights leading up to the First World War and how, despite initial outrage at the thought of women assisting the war effort, the work provided by these women back on home soil created a pivotal moment in the battle for getting the vote.

Principal Stephen Roberts, said “It was an incredibly insightful lecture about a relevant topic of history, and it fascinated the audience.”